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J D Calhoun

Military

He entered the service as a private in the Air Corps on 20 November 1942 from Camp Perry Lacarne, Ohio. He had three years of high school school education, was single, without dependents and his civilian occupation was listed as “Undefined code” .
We have him listed as participating in four 437th flights as a Radio Operator: Mission DETROIT on 06 June 1944; Mission GALVESTON on 07 June 1944; the resupply and air evacuation Mission #7 in June of 1944 and the resupply and air evacuation Mission #49 in August of 1944.

Service

Units served with

  • 437th Troop Carrier Group

    437th Troop Carrier Group

    Group
    Constituted as the 437th Troop Carrier Group on 15 April 1943, it was activated on 01 May 1943 in Dunnellon, FL. They trained with C-46 and C-47 aircraft for duty overseas with the Ninth Air Force. They moved to England during January and February of...

  • 84th Troop Carrier Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-100591

    C-47 Skytrain
    To Norwegian AF as 2100591, then to Danish AF Aug 1956 as 68-684, later K-684, then to civil registry as N3239T. Owned and operated by the Valiant Air Command Museum, Titusville, FL; named the "Tico Belle". The aircraft was damaged Jul 9, 2001 in...

Associated Place

  • Ramsbury

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF operational training station, Ramsbury was allocated while under construction to the Eighth Air Force as a transport base. Built during 1942, it had eventually three concrete runways, 28 pan and 24 loop hardstandings, and two T2...

Events

Event Location Date
Born 16 November 1924
Died 4 July 1987

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 December 2021 10:21:34 general ira snapsorter Changes to nickname and aircraft associations
Sources

Name confirmed - https://www.facebook.com/page/108270112704080/search/?q=calhoun

Date Contributor Update
06 January 2021 21:59:22 jmoore43 Changes to nickname
Sources

Flagged as a "NAME_ISSUE" in the Nickname field so an Admin can check out this person.

Date Contributor Update
14 June 2019 18:47:32 jaxticotribute Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

NARA AAD
Mission Orders
437th TCG Association Reunion books
Findagrave

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